Estate litigation lawyer Charles Ticker
Estate litigation disputes are some of the most highly-contested and emotionally charged legal disputes a person can be involved in. The costs associated with estate litigation are seldom only financial as estate disputes tend to bring out emotionally painful aspects of people’s family lives and personal affairs. Most people have never hired an estate litigation lawyer in the past and are unfamiliar with the estate litigation process.
Hiring an experienced estate litigation lawyer is one of the first steps to achieving the results you desire in your case. If you are not careful with the lawyer you select to represent you, you may not get the reward you are legally entitled to and you may incur unnecessary expenses along the way. You need to make sure you hire an experienced estate lawyer who understand the litigation process and has adequate experience navigating the legal process.
Charles was called to the bar of Ontario in 1980 after earning his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law school in 1978. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations. Charles has over 35 years of experience as a lawyer and this allows him to come up with creative solutions to the legal problems his clients face. He is focused on being an estate litigation lawyer and he is highly rated by other estate lawyers as shown in various peer reviews.
Hiring an estate litigation lawyer in Toronto
Hiring an experienced estate litigation lawyer is one of the first steps to achieving the results you desire in your case. In addition to having over 35 years of experience as a lawyer, Charles completed his mediation training as a certified mediator in 2007. This is important because estate disputes in Toronto (among several other parts of Ontario) are subject to mandatory mediation. His skills and knowledge of estate mediation, and the mediation process allow him to provide sound advice to his clients with an in depth understanding of the entire estate litigation process.
There are many kinds of disputes that may require you to hire an estate litigation lawyer. For example, you feel that you have been unjustly excluded from the will of a deceased parent due to influence from a hosting sibling, it may be appropriate for you to pursue a will challenge. If you are contesting a will, it is important to consult an estate litigation lawyer as there are many grounds on which a will may be challenged. Undue influence (the testator being pressured by other parties), improper execution (not fulfilling formalities required to make a will legal), lack of testamentary capacity, and late life marriages are some examples of scenarios that may make a will susceptible to a successful will challenge.
There are many other instances when you may need the help of an estate litigation lawyer. For example, if you believe that the executor of an estate has acted improperly, you may need to take steps to remove that person as executor of the estate. Removing an executor is a complex process that may prove costly if done without proper legal advice. You should consult an estate lawyer to ensure your rights are protected.
The information on this website is not legal advice. It is for informative purposes only. Contacting us through the website, email, or telephone does not mean you have retained a lawyer. To book a consultation with an estate litigation lawyer, call Charles at: 1-866-677-7746.